Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass returns to Shaker Village

Published 5:00 pm Tuesday, May 24, 2022

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Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill is pleased to welcome back  the world-renowned musicians from New York’s Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center  (CMS) for the 14th annual Chamber Music Festival of the Bluegrass, presented by Baird Private Wealth Management. The festival will feature four performances throughout Memorial Day weekend, May 28-29, 2022.

CMS Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han will present the performances in Shaker Village’s Meadow View Barn overlooking pastures and rolling hills of Kentucky bluegrass. In  addition to performing themselves, Finckel and Wu Han will be joined by six exceptional artists, all of whom are excited to be making return appearances at the festival. Chamber music fans will also enjoy two educational lectures in the Meeting House given by violinist James Thompson, open to all ticket holders, that will explore the history of pieces performed during the festival. Works presented this festival season include composers both familiar and new: Beethoven, Dvořák, Mozart, Schubert, Burleigh, Babajanian, Suk, Brahms and Chopin will all be performed. Complete music selections and artists for each concert can be viewed online at

From CMS Co-Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han: “It’s been three years since CMS has  been to our beloved Shaker Village, and we could not be more excited to finally be back. Filling  the Meadow View Barn once again with glorious chamber music, live and in person, will bring  joy to our hearts, and we hope to yours. Many thanks need to be given to Shaker Village for making this possible and for continuing our exceptional partnership.”

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Ticketing for the event is offered at two levels: General Admission and Event Patrons. General  Admission tickets begin at $50 per person and include daily admission into Shaker Village. Patron ticketholders will enjoy a private preview concert, private dining with the musicians and  reserved seating at each concert. Patron tickets begin at $1,250 per person.

Lodging and dining reservations are available during the festival. To book a room or make a  reservation at The Trustees’ Table restaurant visit

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill in Harrodsburg, Ky. is located just 40 minutes away from  Lexington, and 80 minutes outside of Louisville. To plan your visit to Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill, or to learn more, visit or call 859.734.5411.


The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center (CMS) is one of 11 constituents of the largest  performing arts complex in the world, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. Through its many  performance, education, recording, digital, and broadcast activities, CMS brings the experience  of great chamber music to more people than any other organization of its kind with a full season in New York, as well as national and international tours. Under the artistic leadership of  David Finckel and Wu Han, CMS presents a wide variety of concert series and educational  events for listeners of all ages, appealing to both connoisseurs and newcomers. The performing  artists constitute a revolving multi-generational and international roster of the world’s best  chamber musicians, enabling CMS to present chamber music of every instrumentation, style,  and historical period. The CMS Bowers Program, its competitive three season residency, is  dedicated to developing the chamber music leaders of the future and integrates this selection  of extraordinary early-career musicians into every facet of CMS activities. Its incomparable  digital presence, which regularly enables CMS to reach hundreds of thousands of viewers and  listeners around the globe annually, includes: a growing number of live-streamed programs;  more than 1,000 hours of performance and education videos free to the public on its website; a  52-week public radio series across the US; radio programming in Taiwan and mainland China;  appearances on American Public Media; the monthly program “In Concert with CMS” on the  ALL ARTS broadcast channel; the NY-Emmy nominated documentary “Transcending: The  Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center Celebrates 50 Years;” and performances featured on, Tencent, and SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall channel.